Call for Abstracts - Family Medicine Midwest Conference 2024

The 2024 Call for Abstracts is now closed. Presenters will be notified in mid-to-late July.


Topics of interest:

We invite submissions on any aspect of the family medicine experience. We are especially interested in submissions that:

  • Address the diversity of scope within family medicine. 
  • Are student focused.
  • Offer procedural/hands on workshops.
  • Has an interactive format.
  • Can be a part of the Innovative Ideas session.

Important Dates:

Call for Abstracts - CLOSED
Notification of Acceptance - Mid-to-late July 2024
All presentations and posters due to IAFP - September 9, 2024
October 18 - 19, 2024 – Conference

Questions? Contact Sara Ortega.

Call for Abstracts Steps

Step 1: Status of the Primary Presenter
Indicate who the primary presenter will be. The primary presenter will receive all notifications and will be responsible for communicating with the co-presenters and FMM staff. Note: The Primary Presenter MUST be from one of the 11 Midwest states.

  • Physician
  • Fellow
  • Resident
  • Student
  • Student - this submission is regarding a Summer 2024 work in progress

Step 2: Intended Audience
Select the primary audience that best fits your submission. Please note that all sessions are open to all conference attendees. 

  • Students
  • Residents
  • Physicians
  • ALL

Step 3: Teaching Methods
Review the following teaching methods and select the format that best represents how you would develop and deliver your presentation. Follow the links for details about each type of teaching method.

Step 4: Primary Author/Presenter Information
Indicate the primary presenter or author.  Submission notifications will be sent to the person listed here.

  • Name & Degree
  • Institution / Affiliation
  • Program/Department
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Bio (limited to 100 words, NO CVs, please)
  • Has this person submitted to this conference before? 

Step 5: Additional Presenters

Include information for a maximum of two additional presenters.

  • Name & Degree
  • Institution / Affiliation
  • Program/Department
  • Primary Presenter Job Title
  • Email Address
  • Bio (limited to 100 words, NO CVs, please)

Step 6: Title of Submission
This is the title of your presentation and will be used in all promotional and syllabus material. Please remember that your title will encourage attendees to go to your session. Do your best to make it clear, concise, and reflective of your subject matter.  Unless they are very commonly used, avoid acronyms.

Step 7: Learning Objectives:
Three bulleted learning objectives are required for all sessions.  List objectives for your session in the following format: "On completion of this session, the participants should be able to:"  Learning objectives should describe behavior in measurable terms, what you would expect learners to take away and implement from this CME activity. Each objective must be specific, to the point, and limited to one sentence. AVOID these words: Understand, Know, Realize, be aware of, and perceive. For more information on how to write good objectives, including “dos and don’ts” and other helpful tools, visit AAFP’s Guidelines for Writing Learning Objectives.

Step 8: Abstract
Write a 200-word (or less) summary of your proposal. This material will be entered in the “Program Abstracts” provided to all registrants. See individual session type for specific requirements for abstract submissions (including posters). In general, most abstracts will include the following sections: background, methods, results, and conclusions.
NOTE: Brand names of specific products cannot be used in presentation titles or abstracts. Use generic names where needed.
TIP: A good abstract conveys the most important, most interesting information to an attendee who may not know anything about the subject. It invites people to your session or poster, even those who may be new to the field. A well-written abstract clearly states what session attendees will learn, and should be written in a format the includes the following sections: background, methods, results, and conclusions. Abstracts should include a description of how the project has been evaluated.

Step 9: Proposal
Describe your presentation in 500 words or less.  See individual session type for specific requirements for abstract submissions. Proposals should include the following sections: background, review of pertinent literature explaining why this topic is important, description of completed or planned project evaluation, results, and session plan, include a description of audience involvement and active learning components.  
TIP: A good proposal describes the need for the session concisely. It articulates the reasons for the session, background including references that support why the session is important, a review of the project evaluation and results, and a detailed explanation of how the learners will spend their time, including plans for interactive components and audience participation. Good proposals will demonstrate an understanding of and response to the learners’ needs, in addition to the presenter’s agenda.

Step 10: Audio visual & Room Requests
PC Laptops, projectors, and screens will be provided for presenters and will be preloaded will all presentations. No additional a/v will be provided. Please indicate if your presentation contains sound or requires internet. Microphones will only be provided for larger rooms.

All sessions rooms will be set up theatre or classroom style. Workshop rooms will be set up classroom style. Only workshops can request special room set-ups.

Step 11: Additional Information

  •  Is this presentation still being developed/in progress?
  • How long has this project or activity been in place?
  • Has this project or activity been evaluated?
  • Comments or other information (If you have any special considerations or additional information you would like the staff or committee to know about, please enter it here).

Step 12: Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Read the Statement of our Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion and answer the associated question.

Questions? Contact Sara Ortega.